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Fishing for guns - Old Harbour Bay boatmen rake in profits with drugs-for-arms trafficking to Haiti

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Smugglers continue to use Old Harbour Bay as a key trans-shipment node in the drugs-for-guns trade with Haiti, reaping huge profits for weapons of war and defying attempts by the security forces to plug one of scores of illegal ports. Three…

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‘Use Andrew Holness’ house for quarantine’ - Health officials battle Vineyard Town rage over coronavirus fears

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Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Dunstan Bryan, battled to calm fears and outrage from concerned residents in Vineyard Town, St Andrew, over fast-tracked plans to establish a novel coronavirus quarantine centre at the St…

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Brutality streak intolerable - PM - Government to pilot new domestic violence bill

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Romario Scott/Gleaner Writer The Jamaican Government will soon pilot a new domestic violence bill in Parliament in response to bone-chilling episodes of intimate-partner violence across the country, Prime Minister Andrew Holness revealed yesterday…

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After sleepless nights, Westmoreland farmer bludgeoned wife to death

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The estranged husband who killed his wife last Friday afternoon before committing suicide by drinking a poisonous substance was possessed with anger and bewilderment after his partner called time on the relationship, a family member has said….

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‘This is not about enriching yourself’ - Holness warns Labourite reps against corruption, arrogance

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Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness launched a blistering broadside against self-serving politics yesterday, issuing a stern warning to those under his watch that he would not tolerate graft and self-enrichment as he eyes a second term…

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Deaf ears pop for ‘Mary Poppins’

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The overturned table of cake icing ingredients slowly returned to their original position. Eggs first, the bottle of milk, and then the bowl – all being pulled by almost invisible strings. His mouth opened in awe, and immediately, he nudged the…

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Cabbie pleads guilty to whipping schoolboy in public

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A St Catherine taxi operator whose belt-whipping of a schoolboy went viral last September has pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding. He is Jeovanni McDonald of Gordon Pen. When McDonald appeared before Parish Judge Natalie Dixon on February 3, he…

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Gov’t wasting taxpayers’ money on by-election, says Phillips

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WESTERN BUREAU: Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ decision to call a by-election in the just-vacated seat of Clarendon South East has been criticised by Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips as a wanton waste of taxpayer funds. Phillips, who is also…

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Stocks Round Up | 24 stocks advance, 42 decline and 8 traded firm

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index declined marginally on Monday with an advance/decline ratio of 24/42. It declined by 1357.92 points or 0.28 per cent to close at 476,540.45. The JSE Main Market Index declined by 1546.68 points or 0….

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Manhunt launched for St Thomas gas station robbers

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Detectives assigned to the St Thomas Division have launched a manhunt for two men who reportedly robbed a gas station on the Golden Grove main road. The Morant Bay Police report that about 9:30 Sunday, a team responded to a report of a robbery at…

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